Director: Margo Harkin

72 minutes, Ireland, 2012, Colour, Digi-beta

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish Film.

Margo Harkin’s powerful new documentary is the latest in a body of work that has chronicled `The Troubles’ from 12 Days in July (1997) to Bloody Sunday – A Derry Diary (2010). A study on reconciliation, it also experiments with visual style for the first time since her debut feature film Hush a Bye Baby (1990).

The Far Side of Revenge follows dramatist Teya Sepinuck and a group of Northern Irish women as they develop a project presenting their own, often shocking, stories to the public. The group from politically diverse backgrounds includes Kathleen, whose husband was blown up by the IRA in 1990 and Anne, a former quartermaster in the IRA, whose uncle was murdered by the British Army on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

Harkin’s documentary delivers an insight into a process of creation where the pain of individual stories is counterbalanced by the bond that develops between the women.

Margo Harkin will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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